Kundapur: Owner of Sri Durgamba Transit Sunil Chatra dies in accident

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Daijworld Media Network – Udupi

Kundapur, Sep 14: Sunil Chatra, owner of the well-known transport company, Sri Durgamba Transit Private Limited, died on spot in a road accident in Tamil Nadu on Friday, September 14.

The incident occurred in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu at 3 pm. S Sunil Chatra (42) was one of the partners of well-known transport company, Drugamba Motors. He has left behind his father, mother, brothers, sister, wife and his three-year-old child.

According to sources, he had celebrated Ganesh Chathurti with family members in Kundapur on Thursday and had been to Karur to check the coaches of news buses being readied. It is said that the driver of his car lost control on the suburb highway at Karur. Sunil sustained serious injuries to his head and died on the spot due to loss of blood. His driver too is seriously injured in the accident. He has been admitted to hospital and his condition is said to be critical.

Definite reasons for the accident are still not known. But witnesses said that the vehicle was speeding and the driver applied sudden brakes to save a bicycle rider on the way and the vehicle lost control and toppled.

Durgamba Motors is one of the well-known and old transport companies in the state. Sunil Chatra is second among three sons of the founder of the organization and Kamalashile Brahmi Durgaparameshwari temple genetic managing trustee Shettypal Sachidananda Chatra. The deceased had indulged in transport business with his father after college education.

Final rites on Sunday

As post-mortem of the body was not performed till Friday evening, the mortal remains are likely to be brought from Tamil Nadu after Saturday. His relatives from Bengaluru have already reached Tamil Nadu. “The final rites will be held at the old family house at Hallihole on Sunday,” informed brother of the deceased, Anil Chatra.